Thank you very much for the answer. I rent my house through a letting agent and there is no VAT on the invoice, therefore I assumed it was VAT exempt.
No VAT on rentals is perfectly normal. Some big property holding companies do, but then when they sell they have to charge VAT on the selling price, rather a show stopper unless the buyer is VAT registered also! Thank you for that, I now see you meant the non existent VAT on the rent, not the rent itself; silly me! I am so glad to have been of assistance.
Thank you for your support.